Sustainability champions Vin + Omi bring royal nettles to London Fashion Week

One of the most quirky eco-friendly contributions to this year's London Fashion Week, Sting, an event launching the Spring/Summer 2020 collection by Vin + Omi, featured clothing made from nettles harvested at Prince Charles's rural Highgrove estate. After contacting him about their work, the sustainable fashion pioneers first met the Prince of Wales in May 2018 … Continue reading Sustainability champions Vin + Omi bring royal nettles to London Fashion Week

Global recycling crisis sparks fresh thinking on packaging

Versatile and durable, plastic has revolutionised modern life. But 63% of products sold in the food and beverage, beauty, home care and pet food sectors are now packaged in plastic. More than 8bn tons of this near-indestructible material has been produced since 1960. Global efforts to recover and recycle it barely dent the problem. Before … Continue reading Global recycling crisis sparks fresh thinking on packaging

Is veganism the new normal?

Greggs' quorn 'sausage' roll may have offended Piers Morgan, but for others it signalled a new era. The Vegan Society reports a fourfold increase in the number of UK vegans since 2014, from 150,000 to 600,000. 42% of those switched in 2018. In November, Waitrose analysed millions of its own customer transactions, and polled 2,000 … Continue reading Is veganism the new normal?

Go vegan – it’s good for you and great for the planet!

Whether you've just resolved to give up meat for the 2018 new year, or have been avoiding all animal products for years now, it does no harm to review the benefits of veganism, both to you and the planet. Four million people in the UK, 7.3 million in the US, and 1.3 million in Canada are now … Continue reading Go vegan – it’s good for you and great for the planet!

How dirty is your laundry?

Responsible fashionistas are already cutting back on dry cleaning and washing their everyday clothes at 30°C. We thought it worth taking a closer look at the ethics of that washday. Choosing the best available detergent, and reconsidering how you use it, can make a huge difference. A 2009 Defra study recommends using concentrated bottled liquid … Continue reading How dirty is your laundry?